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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 08-02-2017 05:45 PM

Looks totally functional!
My only concern is the cantilevered mounting of the rest. If you get into bigger objects it may become a bit springy.
- splintergroup

That is a legit concern and one that I have as well. I made this using the shanks of long 3/4” dia. partially threaded bolts, and the rest is 10” long. It does spring a little, but most of that comes form 1/2” thick the aluminum block.

I’m thinking about machining another one that is not as long, from 3/4” aluminum stock.

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